Thursday, October 20, 2011

Nesting Boxes & Eggs

Yesterday October 19th, 2011 I finished puttig the nest boxes together. Lee came home after work, we put the next boxes in the coop, I put a little straw in each box. The hens seemed curious a few walked into the boxes. Nest boxes are a little tricky, they can't be too small nor can they be too big because the hens may fight over the boxes or they will crowd and could cause breakage.

This morning to my disapointment there were no eggs in the nest boxes nor anywhere in the coop for that matter. When I came home tonight to my surprise there was an egg in one of the nest boxes and one on the floor of the coop. The one on the floor of the coop was freshly laid, it was warm in my hand.

We now have a total of 7 eggs in the fridge and one that we cooked and ate. It was really good.

Pictures will follow.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011


It finally happened! We have our first egg!! I found it after work today out in the run. Lee said to collect it (as I was pointing it out to him excitedly) before something happened to it and of course... one of the chickens just HAD to fall on it! Luckily, it wasn't damaged. It's a small brown egg. No idea who laid it but I'm just happy we have an egg!!!! Whoooo hooo! More to come! Now if only the would lay golden eggs!

The white egg on the left is a "large" store bought egg. the little brown one is from one of our girls!